Inhabiting Landscape Workshop Series: Soggy Aesthetics

Presented by Leslie Ruckman in partnership with the Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Sunday, Apr. 21, 1-3:30pm

FREE – Advanced registration is required. This workshop is geared towards an adult audience.

Mawignack Preserve
52 Snake Road
Catskill, NY 12414

All around us, the beauty of the natural landscape is shaped and reshaped by the living creatures, natural and unnatural forces who call this place home. In Soggy Aesthetics, we will explore the ways in which water sculpts the terroir of Mawignack Preserve.

Water’s presence in a landscape is ephemeral, always shifting, always on the move, seen and unseen. A walking tour will mix storytelling and sensory exercises to attune our awareness to the presence of water in this landscape.

The tour will be followed by a hands on workshop, where water from the creek and knotweed carefully harvested on site, will be combined to create a natural dye bath. Participants will be asked to bring items made of natural fibers (cotton, linen, hemp, wool, etc.) they would like to dye. 

About the Inhabiting Landscape Workshop Series: Inhabiting Landscape is a series of workshops and walking tours created by Leslie Ruckman in partnership with the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, the Greene Land Trust, and Scenic Hudson. Located at the Mawignack Preserve in the town of Catskill, NY, the series explores the many ways in which landscapes are dynamic reflections of their inhabitants. Landscapes are made and remade by relationships between living creatures, natural, and unnatural forces.

The Inhabiting Landscape Workshop Series is supported by David Bury and The Bay and Paul Foundations. 


Apr 21 2024


1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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